MALL ST. VINCENT originated with this circa-1961 Sears. The 292,000 square foot shopping center was added to the north side of the building.
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Built in the South Highlands section of Shreveport, the mall was anchored by the aforementioned Sears and Shreveport-based Palais Royal. It encompassed approximately 440,000 leasable square feet and housed over sixty stores and services.


By the late 1980s, MALL ST. VINCENT was in a downward spiral. This was brought on by road construction in the vicinity of the shopping complex and competition from the new PIERRE BOSSIER ("bow-jur") MALL. A major renovation was done at MALL ST. VINCENT, which replaced a vacant north anchor store with a brand new Dillard's.


The early '90s remodeling also refurbished interior common area and rebuilt mall entrances. In this snapshot, we see how MALL ST. VINCENT appeared after the construction dust settled, in September 1991.
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